Friday, February 27, 2009

Big Bloom Birthday

This is just a fun birthday card I made with no person in mind. I try to keep a stash of cards like these on hand for any last minute cards I need to think out. I dug out an old set SU set that I haven't used in almost 2 years. The colors are from Color Throw Down 30.


Stamps: Big Blooms - SU; Happy Birthday - Hero Arts
Paper: Ballet Blue, Tangerine Tango, Brilliant Blue, WW, DP
Ink: Tangerine Tango
Accessories: Tab Punch, Corner Rounder Punch, Three For You Punch, Flower Punch, Buttons, Ribbon, Word Window, Scallop Edge Punch, Brads, Flower Eyelets

Monday, February 23, 2009

Make A Wish

This is a belated birthday card for a new friend. This is a "busier" style than what I am used to but I like it. I used a 1 inch circle punch to round the ends of the sentiment tag.


Stamps: InkaDinkaDo
Paper: Summer Sun, Tangerine Tango, Wild Wasabi, WW, Haiku DP
Ink: Stazon Black
Accessories: Nestabilities, Cuttlebug, Buttons, Eyelets, Ribbon, Colored Pencils, Goo Gone, Circle Punch

Friday, February 20, 2009

Another Award!

My blogging buddy Jenny has graced me with another blog award. Jenny has AMAZING cards and projects! Please run to her blog now and shower her with lots of love!

So now, I will commence with the rules of this award:
1. The winner may put the logo on their blog.
2. Put a link to the person who sent you the award.
3. Nominate 5 blogs.
4. Put links to their blogs.
5. Leave a message for your nominees.

Here are the blogs I nominate in no particular order:

1. Deb
2. Abi
3. Dawn
4. Angela
5. Anita

All of these ladies are such wonderful crafters! Please go to their blogs and show them lots of love!

God Bless!

Monochrome Thank You

Another one of the seven thank you cards.


Stamps: Serenity, Grateful Elegance - Verve
Ink: Old Olive
Paper: River Rock, Old Olive, VV, and SU DP
Accessories: Ribbon, Button, Twine, Circle Punches

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Mojo 73 Thank You

This card is one of the 7 thank you cards I have been working on for the panel members I interviewed with on Tuesday. I used the sketch from Mojo Week 73, and it appears that I may have cased Julee by using the same stamp set. To add a little shimmer to the flowers I used Twinkling H20s.


Stamps: Upsy Daisy - SU
Ink: Bravo Burgundy
Paper: Bravo Burgundy, Sahara Sand, Very Vanilla, Parisian Summer - SU; Sweet Blush - PTI
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Embossing Folder, Ribbon, Prima Flower, Crystal Brad, Slot Punch, Twinkling H20s, Word Window Punch

Friday, February 13, 2009

Silhouette Thank You

This is one of 7 thank you cards I am making for the people I interviewed with on Thursday.


Stamps: Pocket Silhouettes, Thank You Kindly - SU
Ink: Basic Gray
Paper: Sage Shadow, Bayou Blue, WW, Basic Gray, Wild Wasabi, DP
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, Organdy Ribbon, Piercing Tool, Embossing Folder, Scallop Border Punch, Brads

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Just a little over 3 more months...

And then I'm done with nursing school!

I am so tired of school, but I am so happy I am coming near the end. For my final semester, one the instructors let us students know that "there is no place for senioritis in nursing school." Boy was she right! We are swamped papers, and projects, and community services hours, and clinicals, and reading thousands of pages of text, and exams. I feel like I am going to collapse from exhaustion some times, but I know God is going to see me through this!

I am so happy that I will have a 3 day weekend. The past 2 weeks have been gruelling. I will sleep in a little, make a few cards, and of course STUDY!

Yesterday I had an interview for a very prestigious graduate nurse internship. I think I did well answering the questions. I have all of my friends praying that I will be selected for one of the 6 placements. So, I will be making thank you cards for all of the interviewers. I will probably post each card on a different day, since it may be a while before I can sneak a break from studying to make more.

Have a blessed day!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Twinkling Echoes

This card is for Viva la Verve! February Week 1 which you can find out about here.

The colors used in the image are from SCS Color Challenge 198 which was to use Orchid Opulence, So Saffron, Cameo Coral. I used Twinkling H20s to paint the flower. I was going to make another card for the that color challenge but I decided not to. Since I had the image already colored I used it for this card I made for VLVFeb01.

I think the color combo is kind of wild with the orchid opulence ribbon and eyelets.

Stamps: Echoes of Kindness - SU
Paper: Handsome Hunter, Orchid Opulence, Basic Black, WW - SU; Berry Sorbet - PTI
Ink: Stazon Black
Accessories: Cuttlebug, embossing folders, nestabilities, Twinkling H20s, brads, flower eyelets, ribbon, Martha Stewart eyelet border punch, pastels for shading around image.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Mojo Birthday Surprise

This card is for SCS CC203 and Mojo Monday Week 71. The color challenge was to use Baja Breeze, Pacific Point, and Garden Green. i don't have any Baja Breeze so I went to my stock pile of Soft Sky. Would you believe that this is my first time ever to use Garden Green? Yep! I really like it and on the next order I put in I will get a pack.

I started off by stamping the bird in Versamark and heat embossed it with a blue embossing powder that is almost exact to Pacific Point. Next I colored the bird with pastels (what was I thinking???) but I didn't like it. I dug around in some drawers and found some Pearl Ex that I had forgotten about. I have always had difficulties with Pearl Ex so that is probably why it was buried deep in drawer. To use the Pearl Ex, I took a brush and lightly painted the bird's body with glue then used another brush to apply the Pearl Ex. No mess! It is not exactly how I wish it would look but it is better than just pastels. To accent the bird I used dark blue Stickles.

Stamps: Birthday Surprise - Verve
Paper: Garden Green, Pacific Point, Soft Sky, Pacific Point DSP, Soft Sky DSP, and Whisper White
Ink: Garden Green, Versamark
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, Flower Punch, Embossing Powder, Stickles, Ribbon, Corner Rounder, Pastels, Blender Pen